Hairy Springtail
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Ellura
White-spotted Hairy Springtail
Dorsal
 
    
Hairy Springtail (Entomobryidae sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Springtails (Collembola)
Order: Hairy Springtails (Entomobryomorpha)
Family: Hairy Springtail (Entomobryidae)
Species: Hairy Springtail (Entomobryidae sp ES1)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Very small, ~3mm long. They have a very scaly like surface. Similar to silverfish. There are two different body shapes here, which may be due to gender differences; or different species.
We have found a number of these in July & August.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Aug-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.